Chapter IV: A commitment to service towards the poor and those who are suffering.
The collect of St. George states, "… benefactor of the poor …" To be a benefactor means to provide aid and assistance; therefore, to be a benefactor of the poor is to first care about the poor and those suffering from economic strife. Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” The poor and marginalized have a special place in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and the same is true within The Community of Saint George. Having compassion for the poor implies that we care about those who suffer from the pangs of poverty. This commitment also implies that we in the Community strive to be “poor in spirit,” in that we serve only one Master, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and not the lure of wealth and the encroachments upon the soul that occurs when one chases wealth at the expense of faith.